Hodgson Spat With Jordan Explained

Last updated : 16 November 2008 By Sam
The Fulham boss revealed that a heated argument developed after Jordon accused Hodgson of kicking the ball away to stop the visitors taking a quick throw-in.

However, Hodgson has explained his actions for kicking the ball towards a Fulham player (Paul Konchesky).

"Joe accused me of kicking the ball away which I did not do," said Hodgson.

"I saw it as our throw and passed the ball to Paul but Joe said I kicked the ball away and stopped them taking a throw.

"He refuses to believe my story.

"It is a storm in a tea cup but it distresses me a little bit because that is not something I do. I have never done that in my career.

"I was a bit saddened that Joe accused me of it."